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  1. Spanish for Service Professions • Spanish for specific purposes: • Education • Medicine • Social Services • Business

  2. Course Rationale • Consider vocation • Experience Hispanic culture • Appreciate Hispanic contributions to society • Increase awareness and needs of Hispanics • Increase cross-cultural understanding

  3. Course Rationale (cont.) • Learn and actively use profession-specific Spanish language • Practice oral skills • Prepare students for working with Hispanics in their professional lives

  4. Class organization • Whole class activities • Small group activities • Profession-specific group activities • Individual and small group homework activities

  5. Whole class activities • Speakers • Field trips • Videos • Reading discussions • Grammar instruction and practice

  6. Speakers • Education • Psychology • Church work • Business panel Juan Rael

  7. Field trips • Spanish language church service • Banking seminar • Nursing home visits • Parenting classes for ESL students • Spanish restaurant

  8. Homework Logs • Key to individualization • Weekly homework 3-4 hours • Seven categories of activities • Student choice (minimum of one activity per category)

  9. Procedure • Present system to students • Introduce materials • Authentic materials • Realia • Digitized sources • Students work independently • Collect logs weekly; grade; return

  10. Sample Activities • Listening • Culture • Reading • Writing • Speaking

  11. Hispano Music & Culture of the Northern Rio Grande Multi-format Ethnographic Field Collection Spanish Religious & Secular Music Audio files Textual transcription & translation The Juan B. Rael Collection http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rghtml/rghome.html

  12. “The border crossed us, we didn’t cross the border.” The Blending of Culture: Latino Influence on America Connections: • Essays on Rael Reading and writing • The South Texas Border Collection Photo Analysis

  13. “The border crossed us, we didn’t cross the border.” The Blending of Culture: Latino Influence on America More Connections: • Intercultural Music Activity • Juan B. Rael • WPA California Music Project

  14. Culture Understanding generational differences Pew Hispanic Institute Essay on generational differences

  15. More Culture Connections Life Histories: Working In Patterson Voices from the Dust Bowl Jose Flores

  16. Reading • Connections to field trips: Spanish language church service • ELCA homepage in Spanish • Catholic World in Spanish

  17. More Reading Interactive reading on the web:

  18. Management • Group size • Time • Assessment: • Weekly homework logs • Portfolio

  19. Resources • Interests • Reading level • Length • Source types • Local • Print • Digital • Other

  20. Technology Illinois Technology Standards: 2, 3, 6, 8, 9

  21. Spanish for Service Professions …helping to prepare reflective practitioners to better understand the number one and still growing minority through primary sources…local, video, print, and (of course!) digital.